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  1. Spain
  2. Community of Madrid
  3. Madrid
  4. Puerta del Sol

Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

Product ID: 215583
Enjoy a pleasant 3-hour bike tour through the city center of Madrid, perfect for those who don't have much time to explore. Ride a comfortable city bicycle as you pass by famous monuments, beautiful parks, historic statues, and lively neighborhoods.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Soak up the lively atmosphere as you peddle through different neighborhoods
  • Hear interesting stories and anecdotes from your the guide
  • Be informed about the best tapas bars and places to visit after the tour
  • Stop at interesting places to take pictures
Full description
Pick up your bike and listen to a short explanation of how to ride the bike safely. Embark on your 3-hour cycling tour which encompasses convenient cycle paths, pedestrian zones, and parks so you won't have to navigate dangerous traffic. Begin the tour by heading to the literal center of Spain at the Puerta del Sol where you will see the 0km sign. Then, cross into the Malasaña neighborhood in the direction Plaza de España. Pass by the statues from the book Don Quixote written by Cervantes.

There will be various stops to take photos and take a break to have a drink. The guide frequently stops at places of interest and will tell you stories or anecdotes behind what you see. The guide will also share his personal experiences of his time living in Madrid.

Next, cycle into Parque del Oeste to see the Egypt Templo Debod. Here you can enjoy great views over the west side of Madrid and you might even be able to see the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range in the distance. Continue on towards the oldest part of Madrid, Plaza de Oriente where you see the Royal Palace and the impressive statue of the Habsburg King Philip IV.

Peddle past San Nicolas Church and Plaza de la Villa in the direction of the Plaza Mayor. After that cross Plaza Santa Ana into the Las Letras neighborhood where you will find the Caixa Forum and Prado Museum. Finally, end the tour by exploring Retiro Park, a beautiful and well-maintained park in the center of the city which is a must-see for all visitors to Madrid. After the tour, be inspired to return to places you would like to visit again and to which tapas bars or restaurants you want to try out for a well-deserved bite to eat.
  • 8-gear good quality city bicycle
  • Helmet, baby carriers, and basket (available on request)
  • Electric bike (for an additional fee)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals or drinks

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a 12km bike tour so a moderate fitness level and experience with biking is required
• Please ask for availability for children younger than 13 years
• Meals are not included, but for groups, it is possible to make a stop for tapas
• This tour requires some experience with biking in the city
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Great way to see the city!

Myself and a friend went on this tour on our first morning and it was a great way to see the main highlights of the city, get your bearings, and decide what you may want to go back and see. Our guide Juan was really fun and knowledgeable and also gave us some great local recommendations on places to go for food, drinks, views, culture etc. I would recommend this tour to everyone of all ages.

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May 8, 2019

Very nice bike ride that shows you many highlights of Madrid. They are great bikes and the guide Michel has a story at every stop. He also gives great tips to make your stay in Madrid even more enjoyable. Definitely recommended at the start of your trip to Madrid.

October 24, 2019

great tour of the city at a nice pace

October 9, 2019

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Art & Tours Spain S.L.

Product ID: 215583